# Momentum

Momentum: The product of an object's mass and velocity

Conservation of Momentum: The principle that the total linear or angularmomentum in any isolated system is constant,provided that no external force is applied

Equation: P=MV

P represents momentum because the M variable stands for mass and no one knows why P stands for momentum

The way a van and motorcycle can have the same momentum is when the motorcycle's velocity*mass equals the vans velocity*mass and the motorcycles velocity is greater than the van's.

Sticky Collision: When two objects collide and end up sticking together

Non-Sticky Collision: When two objects collide and the object with a higher acceleration transfers its acceleration to the s

Elastic Collision: When two objects collide and their kinetic energy before is added to eachother so they have the same kinetic energy

Inelastic Collision: A collision where kinetic energy is not transferred and stays the same

If a ball of clay were to be thrown at the ground it would bounce back up in an inelastic collision